Construction on Panther Creek Parkway is expected to begin later in October, after Frisco City Council members awarded a construction contract Oct. 4.

The contract, worth about $5.62 million plus $285,000 for construction phase contingencies, initiates a construction project to widen Panther Creek from four lanes to six between Legacy Drive and and Dallas North Tollway. The construction project will be funded by bonds, according to a council memo.

The project includes adding a third westbound lane from Knotty Pine Street to Dallas North Tollway and a third eastbound lane from about 1,000 feet west of Legacy to Dallas North Tollway.

The project will also include “capacity improvements” at the Panther Creek and Legacy intersection, traffic signal modifications at the intersection with Legacy and an advance lane control signal on eastbound Panther Creek at Dallas North Tollway.

The contingencies fund will be used during construction to address field changes or adjust ordered quantities. Construction is expected to last eight months, according to the memo.